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Queens Village, NY
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Basics of Improv; How to create, listen, react.

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Fluent in American Sign Language.
Graduate of “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts”.
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Angela Theresa E.

Angela Theresa E.

Queens Village, NY 11428
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$60 / 30-min

About Joseph M.

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Huntington Station, NY

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25+ yrs teaching experience

Fun mixed with work

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Local tutor;

Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs.

My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current

clients), full of success story after success story!

22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students

into All-County,

All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nyssma level 6 score of 100.

I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc.

My students have appeared on Broadway, have played at Birdland/the Bluenote, and have won
Grammys.........

I play and teach all styles; Classical, rock, Broadway, jazz,pop, etc.....

I have performed at the world class, A-list level in all the above mentioned styles as well.

I believe it is critical to be humble, down to earth and easy to work with, no matter how accomplished, student, teacher, or parent. :)..................
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Dana September 18, 2016
· Saxophone · In home
Very professional and thorough!
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louis R. August 9, 2016
· Saxophone · In home
First lesson with my grandson. My grandson enjoyed it. Joseph was very professional.
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Joshua W. April 19, 2016
· Singing · In home
We couldn't be more pleased and thrilled to have discovered Dr. Merkel. He is committed, gifted, firm, yet kind,
with my son. Thank you Dr. Joe!!!
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Joseph M.

Joseph M.

Huntington Station, NY 11746
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About Sarah M.

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Union City, NJ

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Improv acting is a completely different realm of theater. It requires you to think on your feet and to be able to turn a situation that meant nothing to you five seconds ago into an entire scene. It explores every corner of your imagination. I will teach you different improv exercises as well as games. I will get you sharp so you're ready for any improv situation.

About Sarah
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I always try to make sure that I accommodate what is best for each individual student when I approach teaching. Before we get into my teach methods, let me tell you a bit about myself and my background.
I graduated from Lees-McRae College in May 2017 with a BFA in musical theater and a minor in art and design. I know at a glance it may be overwhelming how many classes I teach. You see, as Musical Theatre Major I had to learn a VAST amount of topics. I studied many forms of dance, took advance makeup courses, vocal training, acting, along with all of the sub categories that go with it; not to mention with my minor in art and design I know my way around with a paint brush/camera/computer. Art, in all form
s are has always been my way of expressing, feeling, and embracing life.
When I had my internship at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre and I had to learn ALL aspects of theatre and I had the pleasure to work with kids every day.

I was training American Sign Language at Northern Virginia Community College back in 2012. In 2015 I studied under an ASL master from Gallaudet University. I have continued to further my knowledge of ASL every day. I was recently the ASL captain at work who helped make sure all signs were done correctly and expressed properly.

My goal is to help you learn what you are craving to know! I try to not charge too high for lessons, I know that this is something that is for fun and is not always a possibility so I try to keep it at a lowish price so that everyone has a chance to learn. I am very flexible to schedules. I am willing to have a regular time or switching it up weekly; I have students who travel for a living so they are always on a different time zone; no matter the obstacle I will make it work for you!
Something that is great to know about me is that I never stop training, pursuing growth and knowledge. I read books in these various fields to learn more and more, take master classes, and train with my own vocal coaches. I think art - on any platform, is a great way to get out of your head, free your mind, and open up yourself. So this can be for professional training, a hobby you always wanted to pursue, or a dream you wanted to chase after.

In my class with you, or you child, I will make an individualized lesson plan that focus around what skills you already have, what skills you aim to improve/gain, and how you learn. I am very familiar with the fact that we are ALL different, which means we will all learn DIFFERENTLY. I am willing to explain something in as many ways as one needs in order to understand. I like to think of my lessons as a “safe place” to explore, have fun, grow, and be okay with making mistakes. We will always start with the basics, understand the core of the craft - for example in singing that would be our vocal anatomy and how it all connects together. I use props to help make the concept more visual and graspable as well as diagrams. This is not something someone will pick up in one lesson, so don’t come in saying “I can’t”, you can, you just have to learn HOW. I will show you the how. Remember, this is a learning process, we must embrace each step of our growth.
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Some background of how I came to do what I do:
I have been working professionally for theatres for five years now; which has had me living in various towns in NC, OH, AR, and traveling nationwide for tours. I have a lot of experience under my belt for my years. I began taking performance classes as young as age 2 when I started ballet, then I began singing in choir in third grade. I started being in awe of sign language when I saw an interpreter working her magic around age ten and I asked my mom for a sign language book. Expanding my knowledge is what I do for fun, so when you pick me you pick someone who is constantly growing and learning more which will ultimately benefit the student.

I teach a variety of classes that, for the most part, circle around the arts! Some of my classes include, but are not limited to: Acting, Child Acting, Improv Audition Prep, Various styles of “Singing” classes, Ear Training, Musical Theatre, Music Performance, Various “Art” classes, Facial Exercises (Which is great for singers, and those who speak a lot day to day to help relieve tension in the face), and more!
For an explanation on each class, I will be recording a video that describes them and posting that on here soon! There is a video trailer of me singing and dancing that is currently available. If you want to know anything more at all please do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond as quickly as I possibly can!
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Maxwell January 23, 2019
· Voice Acting · Online
Professional, incredibly informative, and motivating! Only issue was the connection, which was completely beyond the instructor’s control.
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Skip Brown December 21, 2018
· Singing · Online
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Mavis Y. December 11, 2018
· Theater Acting · Online
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Sarah M.

Sarah M.

Union City, NJ 07087
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About Jennifer V.

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Bronx, NY
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A lot of acting and learning improv techniques!

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Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, as I am still understanding what techniques work for myself.
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Stephan February 2, 2019
· Film Acting · Online
She took her time teaching me. she is very knowledgeable in techniques!
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Jennifer February 2, 2019
· Painting · In studio
Teacher was really nice, we painted together and spoke about the therapeutic effects painting has.
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Carla January 4, 2019
· Theater Acting · In studio
Teacher took her time with teaching me technique. She took her time with scenes. Good listener. Gave me what I needed for a beginner in discovering character.
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Jennifer V.

Jennifer V.

Bronx, NY 10468
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$15 / 30-min

About Rebecca L.

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Baldwin, NY
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Acting is such a broad term! What are your goals? Do you want to be in films? Do you want to do Shakespeare? Do you want to be in a sit com? Depending upon what your interests are and where you want to go, we will build a plan together. My philosophy on acting techniques is that they are tools to help you, not tests you pass if you're a good actor and fail if you're a bad one. Different techniques work for different people and it is our job to find out what inspires you.

I've worked as a professional actor for many years, performed on Broadway, have my MFA in Performing Arts, and my BA in Arts and Education. I was an assistant director to Tony-winner Sharon Ott and have written and produced my own work. I have experience in both stage and camera acting, which have specific technical differences, but are both a lot of fun once you get used to the medium. Audition technique, preparing monologues, and creating promotional materials are also things I can help with. Anyone who wants to ...

About Rebecca
My approach is both supportive and pragmatic, based on where each individual's skill set is right now and what your specific goals are. I've had the benefit of both formal instruction as well as a decade in the "school of hard knocks." Climbing up the ladder to earn my Equity Card on a Production Contact taught me a lot and I believe gave me a nuanced perspective as a performer.

Over 95% of my career is from attending open calls, including finding representation and my Broadway debut.

I continue to audition for film, television, and theatre, as well as perform in concerts and other venues. I write and produce my own work and am currently signed with Roth and Associates East.
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Amanda M. November 2, 2018
· Singing · In studio
AMAZING! Rebecca is so nice and made me feel so relaxed. I was TERRIFIED of singing in front of other people but she didn't care that my voice cracked and that I sung quietly she was so amazing!
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Mikell B. September 17, 2018
· Acting · In home
My son loves her, after we left I asked him how he thought it was and he said mommy this is the best I know I’m going to have fun... she’s funny.
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Debra R. June 21, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Rebecca was very knowledgeable and helpful for my very first lesson. I believe she can really help me improve my pitch and teach me to become a better singer! She is also a very kind woman and has an overall caring approach.. I’m happy I found her and I’m looking forward to working together!
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Rebecca L.

Rebecca L.

Baldwin, NY 11510
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About Andrew R.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Award winning actor and teacher with 7 years of classical training from some of the worlds top training programs such as Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and RADA (UK). Currently and actively working in TV&Film as well as classical theater between London, New York and LA.

I start with a free consultation to discuss personal goals form which I can create a customized syllabus. I focus on:

- In-depth text work
- Language and voice work
- Character development
- On-camera work (full equipment set at my location)
- Audition prep, both theater and on-camera
- Business of acting

I am passionate to see my students have the confidence, craft, knowledge and opportunity to pursue acting in a competitive industry!

About Andrew
What are your goals? Getting representation and into the audition room? Gain confidence? Developing stage technique? We will start by discussing how to achieve just what you're looking for, and then create a customized syllabus. I focus on:

- Text analysis
- Language and voice work
- Character development
- On-camera work (full equipment set at my location)
- Audition prep, both theater and on-camera
- Business of acting
- Improvisation

I am passionate to see my students have the confidence, craft, knowledge and opportunity to pursue acting in this competitive industry!

Award winning actor and teacher with 7 years of classical training from some of the worlds top training programs such as Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and RADA (UK). Currently and actively working in TV&Film as well as classical theater between Lond
on, New York and LA.
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Nicole March 22, 2018
· Improv Acting · In home
Working with Andrew helped give me the confidence to join an improv group and pursue my interests in acting! I had always been too nervous to try but working one-on-one with a coach was exactly what I needed to get me ready for the stage. He was so professional, creative and patient. Can’t wait for future lessons.
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Heather March 22, 2018
· Acting · In studio
I needed some guidance for a play, the role was challenging and complex and I grappled with the characters underlying philosophies. Plus she was a lot older than I actually am!!! Andrew was incredibly patient and insightful. He gave me some exercises to try and get ‘in tune’ with the role and clarified all my anxieties.....wonderful experience. I’d recommend him highly and will certainly be back.
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Charlotte March 19, 2018
· Acting · Online
As a successful working actor, he knows exactly what casting directors or working on which projects, what they are looking for, and more importantly how to get into the audition rooms.

His experience at Carnegie Mellon is unparalleled; he clearly knows how to strategically approach the text and then apply it to both on-camera work and stage work.

Lastly, he is currently filming and working on major projects; he is wonderful at sharing his experiences and talking through his own current learning experiences.
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Andrew R.

Andrew R.

Brooklyn, NY 11233
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$45 / 30-min

About Dakota W.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I trained at the same school as Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Ray Fischer (Justice League), Tyne Daly (look her up, you won't be sorry) and Jason Derulo. I am well versed in dialects, American Standard, stage combat (armed and unarmed), film acting, acting for stage, classical, acting and more! Even if you just want to work on a monologue. Im happy to help! I've been a working actor both on stage and screen for almost three years now, but let's be real. We all need a side hustle. I can even help you with learning how to self-produce/promote on a budget.

About Dakota
Hello! I am a trained, working actor with real world experience. Anything else you need to know, if you're looking for a lesson for yourself, is in the class description. Thanks!
Now if you are a parent, let me direct you to the babysitting agency Pinch Sitters, on whose website you can see that I work with kids and have been background checked through the company.
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Jennie December 11, 2018
· Acting · In home
Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on.
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Dakota W.

Dakota W.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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About Claire A.

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New York, NY
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I am a certified instructor and teacher, having now taught at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for 2 years (Method Acting, performance ans monologue deconstruction), as well as a former graduate of Manhattan School of Music in Classical Vocal performance and Piano.

My work with students is thorough, concentrating on building their stamina with text work, underlying meanings to the text, as well as in-depth character work and study. Instrumentation/Voice will be approached with careful attention to interpretation, meanings of any text and overall phrasing.

About Claire
I have been a professional instructor at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute with a concentration in Method Acting. I additionally hold a Bachelors Degree in Voice from the Manhattan School of Music, and have 24 years experience as a pianist and cellist.

With regards to Acting, I approach my coachings with students on a structured set of intervals, beginning with getting to know and use your instrument (yourself) before we begin heavy in-depth analysis of text, character inner (and outer) life, as well as beatwork and scene study. Coachings, I view, are fundamentally going to help you grow at a pace that will most be beneficial to you and allow you great ease and flexibility on stage or film.

I approach voice in a similar manner, as the instrument will need to be nurtured, stretched and guided as we move through set scale
s, phrasings and volume. The voice also develops at a vastly diffetent rate than any other physical instrument, and so, we want to approach said teachings with utmost care, patience and ideology that the more time passes, the more can develop.

With Cello and Piano, workbooks with note and sheet music exercises will be provided. This aims to help with fingering memorization, phrasings, dynamics, and overall structure of a piece. Workbooks can also lend themselves to a deeper knowledge of scales, key signatures and basic music theory that should always be applied to all music.

Like with all my,coachings, I recommend the use of an audio recorder and/or notebook to write down a detailed summary of what was worked on and achieved during our session! :)
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Claire A.

Claire A.

New York, NY 10001
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$134 / 45-min

About Tom N.

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New York, NY
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I have been acting for over 20 years. Our lessons are tailor-made for you and use a multitude of acting techniques to allow you the deepest experience. We work on the basics, Improv, scene study, script analysis, audition prep, breathing, movement, engaging emotions, and preparing for roles. Your acting instrument is as individual as your fingerprint, let's figure out it out together so you can achieve your career and/or educational goals.

About Tom
Hello fellow actors! My name is Tom, I am a professional Actor/Writer. I have been giving private acting classes since 2006. Are you new to acting or have you been doing it for a while? Either way, private lessons are one of the best ways to advance your skill and confidence.
I use a variety of methods is my lessons depending on what suits you. Your life experience and acting experience will dictate how we proceed. Your growth as an actor is at the forefront of our work together. I have a compassionate and patient teaching style, which makes the process enjoyable and fun.
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Meghan January 17, 2019
· Acting · In studio
Tom has really changed how I think about my work. He works with me on audition prep and is always available to do self-tapes. He coaches and records them, which is amazingly helpful. I feel confident and grounded thanks to him. AMAZING!
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Jake January 17, 2019
· Acting · In home
WOW! This guy is the best. Tom really helped me to get out of my own way, be more creative in my choices, and book work. I started as a new adult actor with Tom and within 3 months started booking roles in film and theater. He has a way of making you feel good and confident with what you do. It's a little like "therapy" but so much more fun.
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Mike January 17, 2019
· Theater Acting · In home
Tom help me prepare for several roles and help my son prepare for his college auditions. I love what the training did for me and was so thrilled that my son went into his school auditions with such ease and confidence. Tom is definitely patient. I was very set in my ways and he really helped me to open to the full acting experience.
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Tom N.

New York, NY 10012
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About Stephanie G.

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New York, NY

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I'm a professional actress, writer, and improviser in NYC. I'm a member of both the Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild and have been working professionally for the past 15 years.

My resume includes a recurring role on Orange is the New Black as Carmen Campos, The Marvelous Mrs .Maisel, HAPPY! and my most recent Off-Broadway play "Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon" in the title role of Bernie. I have a B.A. from Saint Anselm College in NH, and have graduated from both Circle the Square Theatre School and the Peoples Improv Theater in NYC.

I am eager to help students go from audition to booking!

About Stephanie
I'm a professional actress, writer, and improviser in NYC. I'm a member of both the Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild and have been working professionally for the past 15 years. My resume includes a recurring role on Orange is the New Black as Carmen Campos, The Marvelous Mrs .Maisel, HAPPY! and my most recent Off-Broadway play "Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon" in the title role of Bernie. I have a B.A. from Saint Anselm College in NH, and have graduated from both Circle the Square Theatre School and the Peoples Improv Theater in NYC. I've taught all ages from 5-50. I even taught kids and adults on the autism spectrum.
Let's go from audition to booking!
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Wilfredo January 21, 2019
· Acting · In studio
I'm pretty new to this. I decided to take some lessons with Stephanie based off of a recommendation from another actor. She definitely knows her stuff. Not regretting my decision. I'd definitely recommend taking lessons from her.
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Zack January 18, 2019
· Film and TV Acting · Online
Stephanie knows more about acting and the industry than most. If you are just starting out she will be an incredible resource for you, providing guidance and pro insight on where to get started and what to do next. Book your lesson today!
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stephanie barton-farcas January 18, 2019
· Acting · In home
Stephanie has some great credits and knows what it takes to work in NYC and get booked on TV. I would recommend her to any and all young actors who need to learn the ropes!
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Stephanie G.

New York, NY 10034
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$50 / 30-min

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